I love this song, I love this collaboration, and I love this MV. But I’m kinda enviously hating on the fact that Namie Amuro is in her thirties, has a thirteen year old son, and still looks that smoking when she’s performing. One of the legacy queens of J-pop Namie Amuro, who has had a resurgence in recent years, released her new collaboration album last month in Japan. Amongst some well-known collaboration partners was my Yamapi, so of course I immediately checked out their single “Unusual” when it dropped.
All I can say this – this MV is vintage awesome J-pop, with none of the tongue-in-cheek and all of the dancing eye-candy. Namie Amuro still looks and dances like she’s twenty years old, and paired up with Yamapi, they are a fantastic onscreen dance duo.
MV for Unusual by Namie Amuro featuring Yamashita Tomohisa: